Sissy mentioned to me that it's a foodie city, so we went out for dinner downtown at the beautiful Maynards Market & Kitchen. We started with drinks and the chef's board, which had three cheese and two cured meats. I also liked their quince paste. For dinner, we split the bistro salad and their pasta of the day. The salad was yummy, and the pasta was good. I think the olives in the pasta were a little overpowering, but we left stuffed and happy.
The next day, we went for a hike near the resort. So many cacti!
Before Sissy headed home, we had brunch at 47 Scott. They had $3 mimosas, y'all. I got mine with grapefruit juice, because that's my obsession lately.
I got the grilled cheese (three cheeses, incredible) and tomato soup. There was also a hot chili sauce for the sandwich, and it was soooo good. Seriously, I'm still thinking about this sandwich. I digress, need to keep blogging and stop thinking about the sandwich.
Once my sister headed back to Phoenix, I spent most of my time at the resort. I had a massage and exfoliation at Hashani Spa, taking advantage of a special, and spent time by the pool. It was the most amazing Monday ever! I did a short hike on my own too, and it was beautiful.
I didn't stay at the resort the entire trip, though! I headed out with three of my favorite coworkers for dinner at Penca. An unmarked, sleek, dark restaurant, it has a mysterious vibe. The drinks were strong and the food was yummy. The service was a bit on the slow side, and the chip bowl was often empty. Party foul! But surrounded by friends engaged in good conversation, I barely noticed. Hello, chicharrones, guac, and tacos!
I don't have enough words to describe my trip. It was probably my favorite work trip of all-time, surrounded by really great people and a beautiful desert. We had a ton of fun, and I really enjoyed it.
I loved my week in Tucson!